Architecture, Technology and Process

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 30, 2007 - Architecture - 352 pages
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This new selection of essays follows Chris Abel's previous best selling collection, Architecture and Identity. Drawing upon a wide range of knowledge and disciplines, the author argues that, underlying technological changes in the process of architectural production are fundamental changes in the way we think about machines and the world we live in.

Key topics include: new patterns of urbanism in the fast growing cities of asia pacific; metaphorical extensions of mind and body in cyberspace; the divergent European and North American values shaping Sir Norman Foster's and Frank Gehry's work, and the collaborative work methods and technologies creating the adaptable design pratices of today.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Architecture in the Pacific Century
11
2 Cyberspace in mind
33
3 Technology and process
61
one technology two cultures
91
5 Harry Seidler and the Great Australian Dream
163
6 Mediterranean mix and match
203
Biotech Architecture a manifesto
233
Birth of a cybernetic factory
237
Notes and bibliography
247
Index
263
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CHRIS ABEL is an architectural theorist, critic, and lecturer.

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